The Mask of Ra - Amerotke. Bk 1 Author:P. C. Doherty Pharaoh Thuthmosis II is coming home victorious from war in the Nile Delta -- and he expects a hearty welcome. But instead of a parade, murder greets him within the hour of his docking. At the sound of ringing trumpets, the pharaoh fall dead before the statue of the sun god, Amun-Ra, while wounded doves circle overhead, a black omen ... more »for his people. Now his widow Hatusu and the Chief Judge must find a killer covering his tracks with the hot desert sands of ancient Egypt ...« less
I loved this book! Having a life-long fascination with ancient Egypt, and loving a good mystery, there wasn't anything about the story that I didn't enjoy. The author knows his ancient history, and has used what is known about daily life in ancient Egypt to make the story draw the reader in to an exotic lost world. A fast read, with good plot twists.